The first trail to the actual trail system is called IAB (Its A Bitch). IAB does live up to its name as you Bike/Hike 1 mile and gain 600ft (sorry, it's only 480'), but once at the top there is no more big climbs, the trail are all rolling fun, technical.
After climbing IAB you will come to an area that is called the 5-Way. The 5-Way consists of the IAB, a road ahead, roads left and right and a trail on the right. On Group rides this is the area that everyone regroups at.
There is a Logging Road that circles the trail system going by the 5-way. This allows you to exit any of the trails to the road and follow it back to the Five-way.
Two Landmarks to be familiar with are the 5-way and the Yellow Sign. The Yellow Sign is at a four way road intersection, from here you can head East on the road and follow it around to the 5-way. If you come across a Porta Potty then you are heading West and need to turn around and head east.
None of the trails are marked, but using the 5-way and Yellow sign as reference points and the listed map you can figured out what trails you are on or enjoy.
Tech 2 when dry. Some areas can be unridable for beginners in the wet. Consider more difficult areas 3 in the wet (some 4 due to wood/roots/slope and exposure)
This is where I basically learned to mountain bike. Lots of trails of varying terrain and difficulty. Some are fast and rolling others rooty and twisty. There are some fun obstacles such as logs and boardwalks to keep it interesting and the occasional large rock to roll down if you are feeling adventurous. Easy to get turned around and lost when in the singletrack, but you always come out onto the logging road, so you can find your way back to the main trail back to your car. The Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance ( http://evergreenmtb.org ) has a good map and suggestions for navigation. I found that these trails hold up well to rain and snow (you won't be the only one out here riding in the snow) even though there are some sections which get swampy. The spiderweb maze of trails let you make a short after work ride, or an entire day of riding. Never the same ride twice (despite my best efforts) and lots of fun. If you can find someone to ride with who knows their way around here, you will have a much better time getting used to what these trails have to offer. Or, just get lost by yourself and enjoy. ***Walk your bike across the bridge to access the trails***
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